Live Wire (Marvel Comics)

Live Wire (Marvel Comics)


character_name=Live Wire
real_name=Rance Preston
publisher=Marvel Comics
debut="Fantastic Four Annual" #5 (Nov 1967)
creators=Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
alliances=Circus of Crime, agent of the Psycho-Man

Live Wire is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.

Publication history

Live Wire first appeared in "Fantastic Four Annual" #5 (November 1967), and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The character subsequently appears in "Marvel Two-in-One" #70 (December 1980), and then as a member of the Circus of Crime in "Ghost Rider" #72-73 (September-October 1982).

Live Wire appeared as part of the "Circus of Crime" entry in the "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition" #2.

Fictional character biography

Rance Preston was born in Houston, Texas. His weapon is an electrified lariat of which he is a master. He also has various skills that he learned working on a ranch as a cowboy, such as horseback riding. He was once an agent of the Psycho-Man ["Fantastic Four Annual" #5 (November 1967)] Live Wire later teamed up with Shellshock, another former agent of the Psycho-Man. ["Marvel Two-in-One" #70 (December 1980)] Live Wire later briefly joined the Circus of Crime. ["Ghost Rider" #72-73 (September-October 1982)]

Powers and abilities

Live Wire has an electrified cable that he uses as a lariat. Anyone ensnared by it suffers damage from the electricity. He wears insulated gloves and clothing that protects him from electricity.


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